[thelist] tabs or compressing dictionary lists

Jon Haworth JHaworth at witanjardine.co.uk
Wed Mar 21 04:09:37 CST 2001

Just to leap in here... you can always do

<?php echo "<". chr(63). "xml ......". chr(63). ">"; ?>

(I think it's 63 for an ASCII ?, although I may have got that wrong).

Turning short tags off helps for the "<?xml" at the start, but doesn't help
with the "?>" at the end, PHP interprets that as being the closing PHP tag


-----Original Message-----
From: T.Abbey [mailto:Abbey at abbeyink.com]
Sent: 21 March 2001 02:21
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: Re: [thelist] tabs or compressing dictionary lists

At 08:56 PM 3/20/01 -0500, you wrote:
>one last question. . . php didn't like the <?xml ...?> declaration that's 
>supposed to go at the beginning of xhtml docs. . . nothing seems to mind 
>its removal, but i was wondering if anyone else has had to deal with this 
>and how. . . . ?

Heh -- that was my first and only real tip here at evolt. You can leave 
that line out and it will validate just fine. I have one e-pal that says he 
always uses it -- as part of a php include. I have another e-pal says it's 
the evil empire's doing.

Anyway, stick with the XHTML 1.0 Trans and pull that opening xml 
declaration that also, coincidentally, uses PHP's *short tag* and you 
should be fine.

Either that or talk to your sysadmin/host and see if they would happen to 
want to turn php short tags off or hunt around and see if there's a handler 
you can add to your htaccess file on a *nix server. (I don't know how to do 
that, that's just what I was told, so I pulled that opening line and 

Someday we may have to change it, but considering how much I've had to 
change in the last 6 mos -- heh, piece'o cake.

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